Britt and Evan were married on the front lawn of the Stonefields Inn on a warm Spring afternoon!
I first met Britt at her sister’s wedding at Otter Lake two years ago, where we became instant friends! So when I say that this is a wedding I’ve been looking forward to for a long time, I truly mean years!
Since that time, I’ve seen Britt and Evan at their Waterfront Engagement Photos on a Private Island, and also spent time with Britt and her closest ladies at her Blush Floral Wedding Shower a few weeks ago! Toss in a coffee date and some regular back-and-forth emails and it was clear that Britt and Evan’s wedding would be more than a modern barn wedding at Stonefields – it would be a celebration with friends!
When Britt and Evan first told me they’d chosen Stonefields as their wedding venue, I was just as excited as they were! I’ve seen firsthand how Stonefields celebrates their couples with the best experience possible, and they honestly treat their guests like wedding royalty! As you scroll through this post, pay special attention to the thoughtful touches that the owners – Steve and Steph – have incorportated throughout the venue to ensure guests are well taken care of; clear umbrellas in case of rain, brand new patio furniture for lounging, and warm blankets for the evening in case it gets cold. They really have thought of everything, and these small details are some of the many reasons why Stonefields is one of my favourite wedding venues in Ottawa!
Britt and Evan; your friendship means so much to me and I’m so lucky to have met you! I’m thankful for the friends we share; for how easily our conversations flow (even after hours of being together in the car!!); and for our mutual love for this beautiful wedding industry!! I hope you’re seeing these photos for the first time on your backyard patio, surrounded by your beautiful flower gardens! Thank you both, and I hope you love this sneak peek from your day!! Much love! xo, A.
When you look at this next photo, you might just see a beautiful group of girls…but what I see is four sisters, three Amy Pinder Brides, and nine incredible women!! This photo makes me smile every time!!
One of my favourite things about Stonefields is how all the main events of the wedding take place on the same property. Evan and the guys got ready in the 200-year old ‘Badchild Pub’, just a few yards away from Britt and the girls.
Then, it was finally time for these two to see each other in a *private* first look moment…well, almost private…(I see you peaking through those barn doors, ladies ;) !!) haha :)
If you happen to think that Britt looks familiar, she might have been your bridal consultant at With Love Bridal!! I recently heard that one of my Fall 2018 brides found her dress at With Love, with Britt’s help as her consultant, which I think is SO special!!
Can we all take a minute to admire Stonefields’ brand new (literally!!) patio furniture!! For those who are wondering; yes – those chairs actually are as comfy as they look!!
The ceremony took place in front of the old farmhouse and the rain held off for the rest of the day (chalk that one up to a wedding miracle)!!
Sometimes couples write their own vows and their words make us all cry…this was Evan’s…plus plenty of his own personal humour that had us all wiping away tears of laughter!
I’ll finish this post with a fave from Evan and Britt’s first dance as husband and wife!! Ohh, you two!!
Britt!!…Evan!!…The Finches!! You are such beautiful people!! From high school sweethearts to newlyweds!! You are an inspiration to us all! I can’t wait to see you again soon at Ashley’s baby shower and at Bryanne and Foster’s wedding next year!! I feel so lucky to be able to call you friends! Congratulations, you two!! You deserve each other and every happiness life brings!!
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING VENDORS!:
WEDDING DRESS STORE: RENEWED WITH LOVE
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: MARTINA LIANA
VEIL: RENEWED WITH LOVE
BRIDAL JEWELLERY: LOVEBIRD BRIDAL
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: RENEWED WITH LOVE + AZAZIE
HAIR: PORTRAIT SALON
BRIDAL MAKEUP: MAY ZAWOO
SUIT RENTAL: MORRIS FORMALWEAR
SUPPPLIER: MASTERMIND EVENT RENTALS
DJ: QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT
CAKE: ANDY BLACK
OFFICIANT: BRIAN BALLINGER, ALL SEASONS WEDDINGS
NAIL SALON: LUNA NAILS & SPA
TRANSPORTATION: ROLLING LUXURY
VIDEOGRAPHER: SAM LAFLAMME PRODUCTIONS
PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY
PS. I love hearing your thoughts, love and kind words for my couples! If this Modern Barn Wedding post gets 7 or more comments, I’ll gift Britt and Evan a FREE 8×10 print of their choosing! Comment below :)